The national lakeshore preserves much more than nature. There are over 60 historic structures including a National Historic Landmark, the Bailly Homestead. Other notable sites include Camp Good Fellow, the Chellberg Farm and five houses from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
In keeping with the world fair's "Century of Progress" theme, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, Wieboldt-Rostone and Cyprus Log House featured innovative building materials, modern home appliances and new construction techniques. Later moved to Northwest Indiana to promote the new community of Beverly Shores, these houses were included in the national lakeshore in the early 1970's.
Today, four of the five of the homes have been rehabilitated with private funds through a partnership with Indiana Landmarks.
Learn more about the historic sites and stories of the national lakeshore by attending park programs and tours and stopping at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center for free materials or sales items at the Eastern National bookstore.
Last updated: May 18, 2016